In Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon, the result of Jair Bolsonaro’s policy

A deforested area near Sinop, in the state of Mato Grosso (Brazil), in August 2020. FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR / AFP The years go by and look the same, but for the worse. In Brazil, deforestation in the Amazon has once again reached record levels. In just one year, more than 13,000 km2 rainforest were razed, over … Read more

In Brazil, twenty-one scientists in opposition to Jair Bolsonaro refuse a medal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, November 4, 2021. ISAC NOBREGA / AFP The National Order of Scientific Merit was created in Brazil in 1992 to recognize the authors of the most important contributions to science and technology. Receiving this distinction, one of the highest in the country, is an honor. Twenty-one scientists, however, refused, … Read more

YouTube suspends Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for a week

Jair Bolsonaro, October 25, 2021, in Brasilia. ADRIANO MACHADO / REUTERS Relations remain strained between YouTube and Jair Bolsonaro. The platform deleted a video on Monday, October 25 and suspended the activities of the Brazilian president’s channel for a week. “We removed a video from Jair Bolsonaro’s channel for violating our medical disinformation policies on … Read more

The “criminal” management of the Jair Bolsonaro pandemic in Brazil

Do everything to turn the page as quickly as possible. Above all, do not leave the terms “Crimes against humanity”, “intentional negligence”, “Inexcusable delays” to settle for a little longer in public opinion. Jair Bolsonaro had a strategy ready, Wednesday, October 20, to try to forget the publication of the damning report of the parliamentary … Read more

In Brazil, senators call for indictment of President Jair Bolsonaro for ten crimes

A parliamentary commission of inquiry (ICC) of the Brazilian Senate will demand, Wednesday, October 20, the indictment of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, for a series of “intentional” crimes during the pandemic of Covid-19, which made more than 600,000 dead in the country. UESLEI MARCELINO / REUTERS Brazilian Senate Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (ICC) calls for … Read more

In Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, neo-Nazis increasingly visible and uninhibited

Protesters hold up placards comparing Jair Bolsonaro to Adolf Hitler, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2018. NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP LETTER FROM RIO DE JANEIRO On the surface, everything seems normal. On the videos posted online, a young student turns 24. There are colorful balloons, sweets. The family is happy and sings in the heart … Read more

Brazilians protest to demand impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro

Posted today at 00:01, updated at 00:11 FactualAt the call of the left, rallies against the president and the cost of living took place in 60 cities in Brazil on Saturday. « Bolsonaro dehors ! » Tens of thousands of Brazilians demonstrated, Saturday, October 2, in several cities of the country, at the call of … Read more

Jair Bolsonaro, Sunday putschist or threat against Brazilian democracy?

Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia, September 14, 2021. EVARISTO SA / AFP To analyse. On the surface, order reigns in Brasilia. In recent days, the capital of Brazil and its imposing concrete and glass palaces have regained their calm. The contrast is striking with the agitation that raged there on September 7: the city was then … Read more

Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro takes a step back to try to defuse the institutional crisis encouraged by himself | International

Bolsonaro is preparing to participate in a virtual summit with his BRICS counterparts this Thursday in Brasilia.DPA via Europa Press / Europa Press Jair Bolsonaro tries to defuse a time bomb that he himself had primed with his threats and inflammatory speech. The Brazilian president has released a statement on Thursday in which he expresses … Read more

Cornered, Jair Bolsonaro manages to mobilize broad and threatens democracy a little more

By Bruno Meyerfeld Posted today at 05:58, updated at 06:51 Reserved for our subscribers ReportageTens of thousands of demonstrators marched on Tuesday to defend the Brazilian president, weakened by record unpopularity, judicial inquiries and repeated crises. He was said to be cornered, tottering. On the very edge of the abyss, weakened by record unpopularity, multiple … Read more